Scale Computing Announces HC3x, built for private cloud

New platform is custom built for midsize organizations and completely eliminates the cost and complexity of VMware from virtualized environments.

Scale Computing, the industry leading developers of hyperconverged solutions that seamlessly combine servers, storage and virtualization into a single system, today announced the addition of the HC3x extension of its award-winning HC3 platform.

HC3 Platform
The HC3x platform combines servers, storage and virtualization into a clustered, highly available solution analysts call hyperconverged.  Built for midsize companies from the ground up, HC3x eliminates the need for expensive licenses and complex systems such as VMware and SANs from virtualized environments.  As a result the deployment is radically simplified while delivering a single, scale-out environment with built in high availability.  In a lab report, industry analyst Taneja Group reports ‘we measured deployment and configuration of HC3 as 10 minutes to set up a hardware cluster, and 2 minutes to deploy the first VMs.’

“HC3 is all about utilizing our ICOS technology to radically simplify infrastructure management.  We deliver a self-healing platform that takes the headache out of infrastructure management,” said Jason Collier, the company’s CTO. “With the new HC3x platform, we’re able to extend the Scale HC3 experience into even the most demanding environments.”

HC3x
HC3x, an extension of the HC3 platform, is a powerful system with twice the memory per node, 50% more compute cores and fast SAS drive technology.  It allows for roughly double the VMs per node over the existing HC3 line and is targeted at customers with 50-200 VMs in their environment, who are looking to realize the benefits and efficiencies of private cloud.  It includes the latest release of ICOS 4.2, the operating system for the HC3 product lines. ICOS 4.2 adds support for VLANs and multiple virtual NICs per VM.

Affordably Priced
Starting at under $25,500 for a three-node cluster, HC3 platform is ideal for organizations looking to achieve the efficiencies of virtualization but don’t want the complexities and cost of VMware. With no virtualization software to license or manage, no external storage to buy and a built in hypervisor, HC3 lowers TCO and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep applications running. HC3 makes the deployment and management of a highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server.  HC3x prices start at under $37,500 for a three-node cluster.

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is the leader in hyperconvergence for midsized organizations.  Our HC3™ platform seamlessly integrates servers, virtualization and storage into a single system that is easy to use and highly scalable, dramatically lowering the barriers and costs involved in keeping applications running in a highly available and scalable manner. By making complex infrastructure appear like a single server, it is the growing choice for 100s of IT departments.  For more information, please visit http://www.scalecomputing.com or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Spiceworks.

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